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Table 5 Perceptions of mother-daughter reproductive health communication

From: Diné (Navajo) female perspectives on mother–daughter communication and cultural assets around the transition to womanhood: a cross-sectional survey

  N (%) Community A Community B P-value
Would you have liked to learn more about puberty, reproductive health (women’s body parts and how babies are made) and relationships when you were a teenager? 200    0.87
 Yes 139 (70%) 70 69  
 No 33 (16%) 19 14  
 I don’t know 24 (12%) 11 13  
 Did not answer 4 (2%) 2 2  
Do you feel that Diné mothers/grandmothers are able to teach their children/grandchildren about pregnancy, women’s reproductive health and relationships? 200    0.35
 Yes 134 (67%) 70 64  
 No 32 (16%) 19 13  
 Not sure 24 (12%) 8 16  
 Prefer not to answer 5 (2%) 2 3  
 Did not answer 5 (2%) 3 2  
If no, why not?a 50    0.51
 They do not know enough about these topics to teach their children/grandchildren 9 (15%) 4 5  
 They do not know how to talk to their children/grandchildren about these topics 17 (26%) 8 9  
 These topics are taboo to talk about 11 (17%) 8 3  
 Talking about these topics will encourage them to have sex 5 (8%) 4 1  
 Other 8 (12%) 5 3  
  1. aDenominator based on the number who responded “no”, “not sure”, or “prefer not to answer” to previous question (n = 66)